A Heavy Rigid (HR) licence is required for any rigid vehicle with three axles or more and with a GVM greater than 8 tonnes.
A Heavy Rigid (HR) licence is generally required for the following driving roles:
You can download a printable version of Armstrongs Heavy Rigid (Automatic) course details here.
Armstrongs offer a range of weekday and weekend courses. Depending on the amount of behind-the-wheel training you want, students can choose from the following course options.
* All heavy vehicle training conducted on a Saturday will attract an additional $50.00. Where a student's course takes place over successive Saturdays, or a series of Saturdays, students will be charged $50.00 for every Saturday that the student's course is delivered. Weekend course fees will also be charged if all, or any part thereof, of the course takes place on a Victorian Public Holiday.
Armstrongs' heavy rigid automatic courses have been custom designed to develop vital driving skills and knowledge necessary to successfully gain your heavy rigid (automatic) licence.
The course consists of the following components:
Course fees cover both the optional Pre-drive theory session, driver training, and access to Career Central. Terms and conditions apply.
*Students have the choice of completing the Pre-Drive Licence Component either (i) as part of their course or (ii) in addition to their course. Students with language, literacy, or numeracy concerns are advised to attend a Pre-Drive session in addition to their driving course. Pre-Drive sessions are delivered face-to-face by a qualified heavy vehicle trainer and are 4 hours in length during which students will guided through the relevant information in preparation for their theory test and undergo off-road training and assessment. For those students who wish to complete their Pre-Drive Licence Component within their course, the amount of behind-the-wheel training that a student ordinarily receives will be reduced by that amount of time that an individual student requires to successfully complete the Pre-Drive Licence Component.
Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:
Please Note: If you have a manual car licence and you are tested in a heavy vehicle with an automatic transmission, you will be restricted to driving heavy vehicles with synchromesh gears and the letter “B” will show on your heavy vehicle licence.
If you have an automatic car licence and you are tested in an automatic heavy vehicle, you will be restricted to automatic vehicles during your probationary period. After your probationary period, your licence will be converted to a manual for car only, but the condition limiting you to synchromesh gears for heavy vehicles will continue to apply unless you are retested. The letter “B” will show on your licence.
All courses come with:
Depending on the course type you choose, you’ll also get:
*Where a student requires a third retest or more, the third retest and any subsequent retest will be charged at $250.00 per retest.
+Armstrongs additional re-testing policy does not include additional training required before an additional/included re-test is undertaken. Additional training costs apply.
By booking a heavy vehicle license training course you are acknowledging acceptance of Armstrongs heavy vehicle terms and conditions of sale.